Affordable Manual Printing and Binding Services in Stellenbosch

May 25, 2017

Jiddu Krishnamurti is quoted as stating: “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” It is no wonder then that we are constantly seeking to learn. Courses abound, and to keep the costs reasonable, the manual printing and binding must be affordable.

First Impressions Count

Superficial or not, we make certain assumptions based solely on what we initially see. In the same way, readers will form an impression of your company and its level of training proficiency as soon as they pick up your training manual. Ink-smeared and dog-eared pieces of paper stapled together and handed out as a manual will cause delegates to assume your business is below-par. They may even question your authority. On the flip side, even a plain covered manual which is neatly printed and professionally bound will elicit a sense of trustworthiness and expertise.

Make it Stick

Having gained the trust of your delegates with the appearance of your manual, ensure that the content is well thought out and clearly stated. Double check that your spelling and grammar is 100%. Ideally, get an outsider to read through your manual prior to printing. That way it can be checked objectively. (A chocolate thank you might be in order!) The best way to ensure that your message is understood, remembered and applied is to have logical, easy-to-follow content.

Minuteman Press, Stellenbosch, will Print and Bind Your Manuals

If you need professional manual printing and binding services, look no further than Minuteman Press, Stellenbosch. Our printing company in Stellenbosch offers full-colour printing, black-and-white copies and even graphic design services. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us or request an online quote today!

Five handy uses for printed booklets

April 25, 2017

Even in the digital age, there is still plenty of room for printed booklets. Booklets are handy and easy to keep. They can be designed to your exact specifications. Think of them as little mini magazines that advertise your business. Here are five uses for printed booklets:

  1. Mini product catalogue
    You may be launching a brand-new range or a few new products and don’t want to reprint an entirely new catalogue. One way of saving on the costs is by printing a mini version of a product catalogue. You could also have multiple smaller catalogues if you have a range of products that would appeal to different target markets.
  2. Training manuals
    When you train new staff members, a booklet with helpful information is a good way to ensure your new employees have everything at their fingertips – very handy for easy reference if needed.
  3. Employee manual
    This is a great idea for bigger companies where company policies must be made known. Employees can keep their own manual and you will have peace of mind knowing that they have the information available to them.
  4. Company mini magazine
    This is step up from the usual company newsletter. Create a mini magazine to distribute to staff and clients. You can include company news, announce new hires and share what is important to you and your business.
  5. Adult colouring book
    Colouring books for grown-ups are all the rage. Why not create one that promotes your business while it entertains? Enlist the help of an illustrator to create some beautiful pages that will keep people entertained for hours.

 

Ready to get your custom-designed booklets printed? Chat to us at Minuteman Press Stellenbosch, where we can assist you with all your printing needs. Contact us to learn more.

Let the book speak, customers can judge your business by your booklets

March 25, 2017

Booklets are small, thin books with paper covers, typically giving information on a subject. They are still being used as promotional and advertising tools today. Such booklets are effective because they are able to professionally present brands to a specified target market. Booklets are great for broadcasting information about not only the product but also the company.

Minuteman Press Stellenbosch offers affordable and professionally designed booklets that can be tailored for any purpose. This cost-effective product has gained popularity among South African businesses as an affordable option for their mass printing needs.

 

Let the book speak

There are many uses for booklets aside from marketing. Companies can use booklet templates to communicate personal proposals to customers. It can also serve as informative guides to your business or act as mini catalogues to showcase the best you offer. Companies also use it as customised notebooks for clients -it can also add a personal touch to marketing presentations.

Contrary to the old saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,’ your customers will definitely judge your business based on the marketing material you present to them. Booklets let your customers into your world by getting them to know:

  • who you are,
  • what you stand for,
  • what you have on offer,
  • how you deliver your products and services,
  • where your products and services are available.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Stellenbosch to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Stellenbosch to get a printing quote.

How custom printed booklets can help your marketing

February 27, 2017

If you have a business and are looking to expand your marketing efforts, perhaps you should consider having booklets printed. Booklets have so many uses and the possibilities are endless. In this day and age of digitalisation, holding something tangible gives the extra edge. Printed booklets seem so much more special than an email or a web page: going the extra mile to have something designed and printed shows that you value the content. Here’s how booklets can help your marketing:

 

  1. Booklets are great for mini catalogues
    If your business sells products of any kind, having a catalogue is a must. Of course, you can list your products online, but if you’re seeing a client face-to-face, it is a lot more convenient for everyone involved to simply hand them a printed catalogue. You can even have specific catalogues printed for different product categories.
  2. Even the biggest companies are printing newsletters
    A company newsletter or “mini magazine” is a fantastic use for a booklet. Learn from the big companies, who regularly send printed booklets to their employees and customers. It needn’t be a huge, glossy magazine: something small and simple with the company’s latest news and achievements, a beautifully designed cover and some attention to detail can make a huge impact.
  3. Businesses are creating experiences for their customers
    Think about how many companies now have their own magazines. It’s hard to walk into a supermarket nowadays and not see a branded lifestyle or cooking magazine on the shelves. The idea is to create a positive experience for your customer. People are no longer interested in having advertising shoved down their throats, but rather want to gain something of value. Creating a booklet that your customer will find useful is a powerful marketing technique and will ensure your customer holds onto that branded content for an extended period.

 

Ready to harness the marketing power of booklets? Get yours printed at Minuteman Press Stellenbosch. We are specialists in designing and printing anything from business cards and brochures to banners and posters. Contact us for more information.

Why your business still needs self-inking stamps

January 27, 2017

There are so many reasons why you will need a self-inking stamp for your business in Stellenbosch, although, in the era of digitalisation, it may not seem necessary to invest in good old-fashioned office stationery. However, it’s because of the digital age that printed paper is considered even more special. Here are reasons why your business needs self-inking stamps:

  1. Quickly add your logo
    You can have a custom-made self-inking stamp of your company’s logo and use it to stamp on anything to do with your business. Create some shabby-chic price tags with some craft board and your trusty stamp. You could even use it on postcards for a cost-effective compliment slip – there is so much you can do.
  2. Give yourself reminders
    Whether something is “Urgent” or “Paid”, a self-inking stamp will remind you that something needs your attention: when receiving mail, quickly stamp out the ones you need to tend to urgently with red ink and avoid double-paying a bill by stamping “Paid” on the paid bills. Just one (or more) less thing to worry about.
  3. Create a packing slip
    If you’re sending out a parcel you will need a packing slip inside with details of the contents. Keep things simple with a handwritten slip and a stamp with your company’s details on it. Even the biggest online stores include handwritten notes these days – it just seems more special and shows attention to detail.
  4. Add your return address to envelopes
    Printing out tons of custom envelopes that you may only use occasionally, isn’t cost-effective. Rather use brown or white envelopes and when sending something in the post, stamp your business address on the envelope – a self-inking stamp quickly and efficiently getting the job done.

Self-inking stamps are all about efficiency. Order your custom-made stamps from Minuteman Press in Stellenbosch. We have every service your business needs, printing business cards, presentation folders, flyers and much more. Contact us for more information.

Making manuals the affordable way

December 27, 2016

Manuals are a great source of reference and instruction. A great manual effectively reduces the time that you spend explaining how to use your product as well as reducing the time spent by the end users on finding answers. Here are some clever tips from printing companies in Stellenbosch for designing your manual:

Short but detailed

Try to address the instruction or question in a few sentences. A short, to the point, instruction that addresses the question is easier for the end user to digest than lengthy paragraphs.

Contents table is crucial

A table of contents shows how your manual is organised. It guides the end user and helps them locate the answers to the questions they are looking for. It is important to be clear, logical and thorough in the table of contents for your manual, especially if your manual is longer than 10 pages.

Include Examples

Most times, when people see an actual example they grasp the instruction faster and it appears clearer to them. Include examples in your manual of issues they are likely to come across.

Bound to be bound

If your manual is more than a few pages, it needs to be held together in some way or form. For a cost-effective solution, side-stapling can be used. Otherwise you can consider spiral binding if the manual is going to be used in a rough environment where stapling would not hold.

Print manuals with or without colour

Colour always adds extra flair to a manual. It adds depth to pictures and highlights important information. You will need to balance the necessity of full colour printing  with the affordability of black and white copies as it is more expensive, so first get a quote.

Manuals – simple and easy 

Minuteman Press Stellenbosch prints manuals in colour as well as black and white as well as offering helpful graphic design services. As one of the best manual printing companies in Stellenbosch and part of Minuteman Press South Africa, you can be rest assured that you can have your manuals printed without breaking the bank.

Contact us for all your manual printing needs.

Use Postcards for Marketing Purposes

November 27, 2016

A blast from the past

Postcards evoke a feeling of nostalgia – of times gone by, when the world seemed to pass by a little more slowly. Of brave adventures and far-flung flings. Whether you are distributing postcards to promote an event, launch a new branch, or simply to touch base with your valued customers, Minuteman Press in Stellenbosch has a printing solution for you.

According to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, postcards as we are familiar with them today took a considerable amount of time to develop. First restricted by size, colour, and other regulations, postcard production blossomed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Postcards were popular because they were a quick and easy way for people to connect with each other.

Best of both worlds

A business postcard is a perfect blend of a business card and a poster. In its uniquely reminiscent way, a postcard creates a sense of excitement and anticipation which rivals no other form of content marketing.

The fact is that a professionally printed postcard can be used as an effective marketing tool. By creating a sense of sentimentality, your message becomes far more meaningful to your clients and prospects.

Create a collectable

Deltiology is the official name for postcard collecting and it ranks in the top three collectable hobbies along with coin and stamp collecting. Just about every subject conceivable has at some time been portrayed on a postcard.  History itself can be tracked on postcards, from historical buildings, famous people, art, holidays and more.

Here are some design elements to bear in mind when creating a postcard worth collecting:

  1. Use lines to help direct the eye, creating a sense of movement and emphasis.
  2. Create drama by drawing attention to or from certain elements using scale.
  3. Use the theory of colour to compose a strong palette.
  4. Use symmetry to generate an image which is calming to the human eye.
  5. Don’t overdo texture. But used intentionally and sparingly, it adds depth and tactility.
  6. Adjust your design’s scale and composition to balance out the “weight” of each element.
  7. To help users navigate your design, use a hierarchy to signal the importance of various elements.
  8. Pick a distinct font palette which suits your design and your brand.
  9. Remember that rules are made to be broken!

 

Contact us today for an all-round solution to your postcard printing needs.

Printing letterheads in Stellenbosch? Read this advice

October 27, 2016

As a printing company in Stellenbosch, we often print letterheads for everyone from tertiary institutions to local corporate clients.

A well-designed letterhead is important to ensure a professional appearance. This can also enable the recipient take your letter more seriously. The letterheads will be a point of contact between you and with whom you are communicating with.  If you have a company, it could contribute towards the branding for new and current customers, employees and suppliers alike.

For a letterhead to be effective it should display all relevant contact details and clear contact name, or if the letterhead is from a company, it should include the logo and company name for branding purposes. It should also contain the physical address, its postal address.

Here are a few tips to consider before printing your letterheads:

  • Invest in professional design services for a tailored letterhead design for your brand.
  • Choose the best paper and ink for creating a rich impression.
  • Before printing your letter head, be sure all the information is correct.
  • Make sure the colours on the letter correspond with the type of letter.
  • Only use colour if it is needed.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Make sure the content is highly readable.
  • Review the information on the letterhead.

While there are letterhead templates available, you are able to create letterheads that fit any purpose. Examples of letter heads include:

  • Complaints
  • Meeting set ups
  • Sales letter
  • Application letter
  • Formal letter
  • Reference letter
  • Business letter
  • Instruction letter
  • Endorsement letter

Minuteman Press Stellenbosch provides reasonably priced letterhead printing for small to medium and large enterprises and individuals. As a leading printing company in Stellenbosch that offers graphic design services and printing, you can be rest assured that your documents will have the personalized professional touch you have been looking for. Contact us to today for more information.